The Miracle Tree! - MURUNGAI MARAM!
Moringa Oleifera : The Miracle Tree
Moringa is known in 82 countries by 210 different names, but the one name that fully encompasses all its attributes is "the Miracle Tree".
The indigenous knowledge and use of Moringa Oleifera is
referenced in more than 80 countries and known in over 200 local
languages. Moringa has been used by various societies (Roman, Greek,
Egyptian, and Indian to mention a few) for thousands of years with
writings dating as far back as 150 AD.
Botanical Name: MORINGA OLEIFERA
Family Name: MORINGACEAE
Common Name: MORINGA, HORSE RADISH TREE, DRUMSTICK TREE, SAHIJAN
Part Used: ROOTS, SEEDS, LEAVES
Habitat: Found Through out India.
Uses: The roots are acrid, digestive, antihelmentic, constipating,
anodyne, bitter alexipharmic stimulant and vesicant. They are useful in
paralysis, inflammations, fever, cough, cold, bronchitis, pectoral
diseases, epilepsy, hysteria. its leaves are useful in scurvy, vitiated
conditions of kapha and vata. The seeds are acrid, bitter, anti
inflammatory, purgative, and are useful in neuralgia, inflammations and
Moringa Oleifera Nutritional Facts
7 times the vitamin C found in oranges
Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and fights infectious diseases
including colds and flu. Citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons are
full of vitamin C. Moringa leaves have even more.
4 times the calcium found in milk
Calcium builds strong bones and teeth, and helps prevent osteoporosis.
Milk provides a lot of calcium, but Moringa leaves provide even more.
4 times the Vitamin A found in carrots
Vitamin A acts as a shield against diseases of the eyes, skin and heart,
diarrhea, and many other ailments. Carrots are very high in vitamin A,
with Moringa leaves even higher.
3 times the potassium found in bananas
Potassium is essential for the brain and nerves. Bananas are an excellent
source of potassium. Moringa leaves are even better.
2 times the protein found in yogurt
Proteins, the building blocks of our bodies, are made of amino acids.
Usually only animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy contain all
the essential amino acids. Amazingly, Moringa leaves also contain them
75 times the iron found in spinach
Iron is an essential nutrient because it's a central part of hemoglobin
in blood which carries oxygen to all parts of the body. Spinach is well
known for its iron content. Moringa leaves also contain iron.